ST Commission to issue notice to Andaman administration

Updated - November 17, 2021 07:21 am IST

Published - February 06, 2012 02:51 am IST - New Delhi

Taking “serious” note of new video footage showing alleged involvement of police officials in “human safaris” involving Jarawas, the Scheduled Tribes Commission on Sunday said it will issue a notice to the Andaman and Nicobar administration.

“As per the footage, there is a police official whose voice can be heard clearly there. It is a serious matter and the commission will deal with it seriously. Tomorrow I will issue a notice to the Andaman administration,” NCST Chairman Rameshwar Oraon told PTI in New Delhi.

The Chairman said the “crime becomes more serious if police officials are involved. Police security was provided there to ensure that the outside population does not disturb the Jarawas.”

Mr. Oraon said it does not matter whether the footage was old or new.

Two new videos have emerged that allegedly provide more proof of official involvement in these “human safaris”.

Recently the primitive tribe came under focus after it was reported that some of its members were made to dance in front of foreign tourists in return for food.

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